Other Developments, Further Reading, and Coming Events (7 September 2021)

Subscribe to my newsletter, The Wavelength, if you want the content on my blog delivered to your inbox four times a week before it’s posted here. The Wavelength will transition to a subscription product early in 2022. Details to come. Other Developments The United Kingdom’s (UK) Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport … Continue reading Other Developments, Further Reading, and Coming Events (7 September 2021)

EDPB Turns Down German DPA; Asks DPC To Investigate Facebook and WhatsApp’s Data Processing

Subscribe to my newsletter, The Wavelength, if you want the content on my blog delivered to your inbox four times a week before it’s posted here. The European Data Protection Board (EDPB) denied a request by The Hamburg Commissioner for Data protection and freedom of information (the Hamburg DPA or the DE-HH SA) to force … Continue reading EDPB Turns Down German DPA; Asks DPC To Investigate Facebook and WhatsApp’s Data Processing

Other Developments, Further Reading, and Coming Events (9 June 2021)

Subscribe to my newsletter, The Wavelength, if you want updates on global technology developments four times a week. Other Developments President Joe Biden signed an executive order on “Addressing the Threat from Securities Investments that Finance Certain Companies of the People’s Republic of China.” In a fact sheet, the White House explained:President Biden signed an … Continue reading Other Developments, Further Reading, and Coming Events (9 June 2021)

Other Developments, Further Reading, and Coming Events (7 June 2021)

Subscribe to my newsletter, The Wavelength, if you want updates on global technology developments four times a week. Other Developments The United States (U.S.) Department of Homeland Security’s Transportation Security Administration (TSA) issued the text of the security directive it issued in response to the ransomware attack that shut down Colonial Pipeline’s systems. TSA stated:This … Continue reading Other Developments, Further Reading, and Coming Events (7 June 2021)

Other Developments, Further Reading, and Coming Events (16 April 2021)

Other Developments The United Kingdom launched its Digital Markets Unit (DMU) that will “will oversee plans to give consumers more choice and control over their data, promote online competition and crack down on unfair practices which can often leave businesses and consumers with less choice and more expensive goods and services” according to its press … Continue reading Other Developments, Further Reading, and Coming Events (16 April 2021)

Grindr Responds to Norway’s DPA

Understandably, a dating app disagrees with the case it violated the GDPR. An American dating app has responded to Norway’s data protection authority regarding alleged breaches of the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) that could result in a fine as high as €9.6 million. In February, Norway’s Datatilsynet issued an advance notification to Grindr that … Continue reading Grindr Responds to Norway’s DPA

Other Developments, Further Reading, and Coming Events (18 March 2021)

Other Developments Two provisions were attached to the “Violence Against Women Reauthorization Act of 2021” (H.R.1620) the House passed that would address the sharing of non-consensual sexual material. The fate of this bill is likely not positive in the Senate, however. Nonetheless, as summarized by House Majority Whip James Clyburn’s (D-SC) office:The amendment offered by … Continue reading Other Developments, Further Reading, and Coming Events (18 March 2021)

Further Reading, Other Developments, and Coming Events (10 February 2021)

Further Reading “A Hacker Tried to Poison a Florida City's Water Supply, Officials Say” By Andy Greenberg — WIRED. Given the fact that most water and sewage systems are linked to the internet, even their operational systems, it is surprising these sorts of incidents do not occur more frequently.“UK regulator to write to WhatsApp over Facebook … Continue reading Further Reading, Other Developments, and Coming Events (10 February 2021)

Norway Issues Preliminary Fine Against Grindr

The Norwegian DPA proposes a €9,600,000 fine for GDPR violations. Norway’s data protection authority has proposed to fine Grindr, a dating app, €9,600,000 (100,000,000 Norwegian Krone), which is about 10% of the company’s worldwide revenue for sharing “user data to a number of third parties without legal basis.” This is a proposed fine, and Grindr … Continue reading Norway Issues Preliminary Fine Against Grindr